NAMED-CHECKCONF(8)                   BIND9                  NAMED-CHECKCONF(8)



NAME
       named-checkconf - named configuration file syntax checking tool

SYNOPSIS
       named-checkconf [-h] [-v] [-j] [-t directory] {filename} [-p] [-x] [-z]

DESCRIPTION
       named-checkconf checks the syntax, but not the semantics, of a named
       configuration file. The file is parsed and checked for syntax errors,
       along with all files included by it. If no file is specified,
       /etc/named.conf is read by default.

       Note: files that named reads in separate parser contexts, such as
       rndc.key and bind.keys, are not automatically read by named-checkconf.
       Configuration errors in these files may cause named to fail to run,
       even if named-checkconf was successful.  named-checkconf can be run on
       these files explicitly, however.

OPTIONS
       -h
           Print the usage summary and exit.

       -t directory
           Chroot to directory so that include directives in the configuration
           file are processed as if run by a similarly chrooted named.

       -v
           Print the version of the named-checkconf program and exit.

       -p
           Print out the named.conf and included files in canonical form if no
           errors were detected.

       -x
           When printing the configuration files in canonical form, obscure
           shared secrets by replacing them with strings of question marks
           ('?'). This allows the contents of named.conf and related files to
           be shared -- for example, when submitting bug reports -- without
           compromising private data. This option cannot be used without -p.

       -z
           Perform a test load of all master zones found in named.conf.

       -j
           When loading a zonefile read the journal if it exists.

       filename
           The name of the configuration file to be checked. If not specified,
           it defaults to /etc/named.conf.

RETURN VALUES
       named-checkconf returns an exit status of 1 if errors were detected and
       0 otherwise.

SEE ALSO
       named(8), named-checkzone(8), BIND 9 Administrator Reference Manual.

AUTHOR
       Internet Systems Consortium

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright  2004, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2014 Internet Systems Consortium,
       Inc. ("ISC")
       Copyright  2000-2002 Internet Software Consortium.



BIND9                          January 10, 2014             NAMED-CHECKCONF(8)

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